Multilingual font translation issues
July 6, 2010 6:31 PM Subscribe
Multilingual (non-)Unicode translation issues inside, from someone who doesn't know nearly as much about Unicode as she should.
posted by avocet to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I'm producing a set of brochures in a number of languages including Punjabi and Tamil, and was planning on using the Mac fonts Gurmukhi and InaiMathi to typeset them in InDesign. The content I received from the client was all typed in non-Unicode .ttfs (ChattrikKalmi and Bamini), which I also have loaded on my system. They view fine in Word, but won't copy-paste to InDesign. Is there any way I can get the Basic Latin content I have to properly translate into the right Unicode characters? If I can't do it on my end, how do I explain what I need the client to do in the clearest and simplest possible terms?